The Summer Concert 2017 at Brownings Manor
Saturday 22 July 2017

Our concert will be held in the beautiful grounds of Brownings Manor, Blackboys, thanks to the generosity of Mr & Mrs Andrew Tyler. The sweeping lawns and string of pools stretch from the house down across the parkland and take in secret walks set in the mature shrub borders where you can choose your perfect picnic spot.
We promise a spectacular performance compèred by Aled Jones and featuring a double act extraordinaire – Ferris & Milnes.

Picnicking from 4pm. Should you wish to picnic in the marquee with tables and chairs provided, this can be booked in advance and the Seaford and Newhaven Cadets will be on hand to help you carry your picnic from the car.
There will be a complimentary Champagne reception in the interval.
The performance takes place in an auditorium marquee at 7pm where seating will be allocated and tickets sent 2/3 weeks in advance of the show.
Our entertainers are guaranteed to wow!
Aled Jones
our compère now a household name, he was originally a teenage chorister, subsequently reaching widespread fame for his television work with both the BBC  & ITV. Alongside his broadcasting career, Aled is acclaimed to be one of the most gifted and naturally musical singers in the world.
Ferris & Milnes are a unique combination – Dominic is a pianist extraordinaire; Martin has ‘two voices’. Together they combine comedy, music and vocals in a dynamic cocktail of explosive Broadway glamour and fun! Expect the unexpected – as well as the songs you know and love – in an action-packed extravaganza of banteriffic entertainment. Ferris & Milnes have had a string of engagements in famous theatres in London’s West End and in New York.

Programme for the evening:
4.00pm – Guests are invited to picnic in the gardens or the hospitality marquee (fee included in table hire)
7.00pm Performance commences in our auditorium marquee
8.00pm Complimentary drinks interval
8.30pm Auction of a few special items prior to the second half of the performance
10.30pm Carriages
  • TICKETS are priced at: £95 (Premium) / £75 / £45 / £30 
    • £95 ticket to include premium seating & premium parking
    • £30 ticket holders must be 30yrs or under and the view may be restricted
  • HIRE OF PICNIC TABLE PLACES: £15.00 per person to include table, chair and linen tablecloth – positioned in a marquee. Picnic table hire should be included in your ticket application
  • DRESS CODE: Black tie

How to book

Payments by cheque or BACS – If you wish to make your payment via bank transfer or cheque, please complete and send us the postal application form»,  so we can reserve a place. Our bank account details are: Metro Bank, Sort Code: 23-05-80, Account No: 21145696, Ref: SC/your surname

Book online and pay with your credit or debit card via PayPal or as a guest (payment processing fee applies)


The following caterers are happy to receive picnic orders
It is important that all catering correspondence should be addressed to your chosen caterer
Picnic table hire should be reserved in the section above and payment included with this application form

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DONATIONS – If you are unable to attend but would like to help with a gift, you can download the Donation form»

For more information
For ticket enquiries: Lynsey Penfound T. 01892 521 009  E.
For sponsorship enquiries: Kathy Gore OBE DL  T. 01825 890494 E. 
Advertise in our programme: Sabina Middleton T. 01892 784079 E.

Friends of Sussex Hospices would like to thank the following for generously donation auction prizes:

Leiths (Glyndebourne)